Disney presses forward with movie based on Disneyland's Matterhorn ride
Jul 1, 2011

With the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise inching closer to the $1 billion mark, Walt Disney Pictures has decided to push forward with its next ride-based film called "The Hill." Based on Disneyland's Matterhorn roller coaster, the film is "a thrilling, fast-paced movie centering on five young adventure seekers who, for mysterious reasons, are called to the top of the mountain and encounter a Yetis on the journey down."

The story is being written by Jason Dean Hall ("Spread") and comes at a time when ride tie-ins are becoming increasingly popular. Disney is also reportedly working on "Haunted Mansion" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" reboots, as well as a film called "Disney's Magic Kingdom" which is being directed by John Favreau. As of this writing, no date has been set for "The Hill."